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What is the impact of an expired digital certificate used for a Vserver

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8

Answer

  • Client Certificate
    • An expired client digital certificate will prevent the client from accessing the Vserver aka SVM (Storage Virtual Machine)
  • Server Certificate
  • How to check for expired Certificates
    • Command:

::>set advanced
::*>security certificate show -fields expiration

  • EMS Alerts:

EMS identifier 'mgmtgwd.certificate.expiring' will be reported when a digital certificate for a Vserver is about to expire.
EMS identifier 'mgmtgwd.certificate.expired' will be reported when a digital certificate for a Vserver is expired.

 

Additional Information

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